By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham have been given a huge boost in their bid to sign Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala in January after Paris Saint-Germain rejected the chance to land him this week, Football Insider can reveal.
Spurs are plotting a January move for the Argentina international after chairman Daniel Levy made it clear via intermediaries that his club are very keen on what would be a landmark deal.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that they have been encouraged by PSG knocking back an offer of £90million plus Dybala in exchange for Neymar ahead of the European window shutting on Monday.
Dybala, 25, has stayed put in Turin but his future is in major doubt at the club where he has been such a talismanic figure over the last four years.
The versatile attacker has had just 14 minutes of action for Juventus this season, with new manager Maurizio Sarri selecting a front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Douglas Costa in each of their two league games.
Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer of his countryman, who has 23 Argentina caps as well as outstanding record for Juve, where he has scored 78 goals in 183 appearances.
Dybala would cost well in excess of Tottenham’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele, who signed from Lyon this summer for £54million rising to £63million.